Pathways / Credit Transfers / Prior Learning Recognition

Everybody likes having choices! Discover how a Collège Boréal diploma sets the stage for a myriad of new opportunities.

Articulation agreements allow students to obtain their training and achieve their professional goals sooner. Boréal has negotiated a number of articulation agreements with post-secondary institutions across Canada. Discover the opportunities that await you! These agreements may also apply to you if you graduated from a program formely offered by Collège Boréal.


Check out this pamphlet   and the other sections at the bottom of this page: Block Transfers, About ONTransfer, What is a Credit Transfer, What is a Block Transfer (Advanced Stage) and What is Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition.

Questions? Feel free to ask by email at transfert@collegeboreal or by phone at 705.560.6673 or 1.800.361.6673, ext. 2240.

Block transfers

Did you know that Collège Boréal’s 2-year college diploma is recognized by most of Ontario’s universities for a minimum of 30 credits? To find out more, visit

About ONTransfer

Check out their website at You’ll find many pathways for transfer credits that can help you achieve your goals in post-secondary education.

What are transfer credits?

Transfer credits award you an exemption for a course that you have successfully completed at Collège Boréal or another postsecondary institution. Only courses with a minimum final grade of C or higher than 60% may be processed for transfer credit purposes, except for programs which require a passing grade higher than C. Transfer credit requests are assessed with regard to standards and learning outcomes, similarity to the program’s content or other educational requirements, or applicability to the program’s content.

What is a block transfer (advanced stage)?

An advanced stage block transfer awards you an exemption for a group of credits or courses if they are equivalent to a specific set of results for a course or program you have completed in another institution. It allows the student to begin the program at an advanced level.

What is prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR)?

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) gives students the opportunity to obtain college credits for the skills and knowledge they have gained through previous learning experiences. PLAR is based on the assessment of non-traditional learning experiences, such as previous work experience, internships, volunteer work, workshops, conferences, self-taught training, political involvement, as well as athletic, cultural and social activities, travel experiences, etc.

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Further information is provided in the Boréal Guide.